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Forum: Middle East
Jun 14, 19, 5:32 am
Replies: 2
Views: 284
Posted By sydakllon

We went in May and are going back in October. ...

We went in May and are going back in October.

We've hired a car and are going to drive to Baalbek and then to Byblos (and maybe Pierre & Friends for lunch).

You can also go south to Sidon and...
Jun 12, 19, 8:39 pm
Replies: 22
Views: 2,144
Posted By sydakllon

If Ritz / Park Hyatt are in the mix, would you...

If Ritz / Park Hyatt are in the mix, would you consider Mandarin Oriental? Maybe Hotel Lutetia for something different? But a little longer walk I guess. Nice location though and right near Bon...
Jun 3, 19, 5:06 pm
Replies: 52
Views: 8,700
Posted By sydakllon

I'd actually just head to the Sacred Valley...

I'd actually just head to the Sacred Valley first. The altitude at Sacred Valley is much lower than Cusco, so just facilitates that whole acclimatization piece a little easier for a short visit.

I...
Jun 2, 19, 6:04 pm
Replies: 53
Views: 5,194
Posted By sydakllon

Yes - correct! They're all located around the...

Yes - correct! They're all located around the lagoon style and smaller pools. It's a pretty amazing complex. Just make sure you located and plug in the mosquito thing in your room at night...
Jun 2, 19, 5:28 pm
Replies: 53
Views: 5,194
Posted By sydakllon

It was fine! I posted a review about it on my...

It was fine! I posted a review about it on my site. Essentially we were only there for 20 hours or so though so can't make a full assessment. We had a nice room in the Ishtar area of the resort with...
Jun 2, 19, 5:26 pm
Replies: 53
Views: 5,194
Posted By sydakllon

Yeah - the Aussie foreign advice is do not travel...

Yeah - the Aussie foreign advice is do not travel even to Baalbek which is apparently ridiculous. We'd probably try and head from Baalbek to Bsharri and then down the mountain to Byblos from there....
Jun 2, 19, 2:07 am
Replies: 53
Views: 5,194
Posted By sydakllon

We didn't unfortunately. We had a bad family...

We didn't unfortunately. We had a bad family situation happen so had to cut our trip short. We're planning to get back to Beirut in very early October so will do it then.

I actually think I'm...
Forum: Middle East
Jun 2, 19, 12:16 am
Replies: 105
Views: 24,537
Posted By sydakllon

This is LOADS of time. We just did Egypt Air from...

This is LOADS of time. We just did Egypt Air from Aswan to Cairo, then Middle East Airlines from Cairo to Beirut. We landed in Terminal 3, and departed from Terminal 2. We had exactly 3 hours between...
Jun 2, 19, 12:07 am
Replies: 53
Views: 5,194
Posted By sydakllon

Sorry for bumping a really old thread. Wasn't...

Sorry for bumping a really old thread. Wasn't sure where to put this, the most recent Egypt discussion seems quite Cairo focused with a splash of Nile cruise recommendations.

I stayed at Sofitel...
Jun 1, 19, 11:54 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 1,183
Posted By sydakllon

If anyone is interested, some thoughts on my...

If anyone is interested, some thoughts on my recent stay at Sofitel Winter Palace Luxor in April available here: https://www.sojournsof.me/home/hotel-sofitel-winter-palace-luxor

In summary, the...
Forum: Trip Reports
Jun 1, 19, 10:50 am
Replies: 2
Views: 1,800
Posted By sydakllon

Trip reports: Jordan, Egypt and Beirut

Hi everyone

I've set up a website to keep track of my travels. First lot of content I've put up (and will be putting up over the next week or two) is focused on a trip I did over April and May to...
May 30, 19, 12:01 am
Replies: 36
Views: 5,797
Posted By sydakllon

Thoughts on Palais Coburg?

Thoughts on Palais Coburg?
May 14, 19, 7:09 pm
Replies: 270
Views: 39,108
Posted By sydakllon

Thanks for this. We're finally doing India next...

Thanks for this. We're finally doing India next year. Some of your comments are making me question what I thought we're pretty sure things (Amanbagh, Oberoi vs Lodhi, Lake Palace)

Is Amanbagh...
May 13, 19, 7:12 pm
Replies: 245
Views: 45,563
Posted By sydakllon

And the One&Only... Ramping up in Rwanda!

And the One&Only... Ramping up in Rwanda!
Apr 3, 19, 4:05 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 1,456
Posted By sydakllon

I'm good friends with the Director of Sales &...

I'm good friends with the Director of Sales & Marketing at Cap Juluca and La Samanna if anyone has any specific questions, happy to ask him.
Apr 3, 19, 2:31 am
Replies: 42
Views: 2,687
Posted By sydakllon

Im not sure the millions of displaced people...

Im not sure the millions of displaced people around the world, including close friends of mine, would agree with your point of view.
Apr 2, 19, 4:32 pm
Replies: 42
Views: 2,687
Posted By sydakllon

Why not? Rather a country use cash than force a...

Why not? Rather a country use cash than force a la US, Russia, etc.
Apr 1, 19, 3:14 pm
Replies: 184
Views: 20,460
Posted By sydakllon

Could this be a privately owned villa? Given...

Could this be a privately owned villa? Given Luxury Retreats owned by Airbnb. Or are there restrictions around how owners can rent out their villas?
Apr 1, 19, 3:12 pm
Replies: 42
Views: 2,687
Posted By sydakllon

If people think other properties warrant a...

If people think other properties warrant a boycott, why not start one? Otherwise, ranting about it on an internet forum isn't really solving or achieving anything.
Mar 31, 19, 4:02 pm
Replies: 42
Views: 2,687
Posted By sydakllon

I see Qatar and UAE mentioned, but at least they...

I see Qatar and UAE mentioned, but at least they don't condone the stoning to death of LGBTI in their countries.
Mar 30, 19, 6:14 pm
Replies: 184
Views: 20,460
Posted By sydakllon

Aman is selling on Luxury Escapes now? ...

Aman is selling on Luxury Escapes now?

https://luxuryescapes.com/au/offer/amanoi-resort-vietnam/0060I00000bPm8jQAC
Mar 14, 19, 3:51 pm
Replies: 30
Views: 2,476
Posted By sydakllon

Obviously a different travel experience, but...

Obviously a different travel experience, but years ago (2010) in my early 20s I spent 6 months flash/backpacking from Beijing to Singapore. I visited Halong Bay on this trip and it was one of my...
Forum: Asia
Mar 10, 19, 4:43 pm
Replies: 35
Views: 2,761
Posted By sydakllon

I've only been to Langkawi once, but I would...

I've only been to Langkawi once, but I would definitely not return there if a nice beach was a deciding factor for my vacation.
Forum: Asia
Mar 10, 19, 4:25 pm
Replies: 35
Views: 2,761
Posted By sydakllon

What about the Surin next door to Amanpuri? Or...

What about the Surin next door to Amanpuri? Or something in Khao Lak? The Sarojin perhaps?

The beach that the Surin and Amanpuri share is great (and I'm used to Australian beaches). Khao Lak...
Mar 2, 19, 10:13 pm
Replies: 34
Views: 3,019
Posted By sydakllon

Driving is very easy - have done Rome-Tuscany and...

Driving is very easy - have done Rome-Tuscany and reverse many times. And I wouldnt worry about leaving stuff in your car - we do it all the time when were stopping at towns to look around / have...
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